Moscow — The Russian military says its officers have found
evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor
Konashenkov said Friday that ministry experts have found unexploded ordnance
and fragments of munitions containing chlorine and white phosphorus on Aleppo's
southwestern outskirts. Konashenkov said the discovery proves the militants
have used chemical weapons against civilians and Syrian army soldiers.
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The U.S. and its allies have pushed for sanctions on the
Syrian government for using chemical weapons. Russia has questioned
international investigators' conclusions linking chemical weapons use to the
Syrian government and pointed at evidence of their use by the militants.For
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